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  Show Choir Community    Events    2022 Season    Mt. Zion Midwest Invitational 2022

Event Info

January 14th-15th, 2022

Venue Info

Mt. Zion High School
305 S. Henderson St.
Mount Zion, IL 62549

Phone: (217) 864-2363

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  14 Mixed Groups
  3 Treble Groups
  1 Bass Groups
  3 Middle School Groups


  Mt. Zion "Swingsations"
  Mt. Zion "Les Femmes"
  Mt. Zion "You've Got Male"
  Mt. Zion Junior "Sound System"
  Mt. Zion Junior "Electric Youth"


  Randy Sage (scoring/finals)

  Shanna Luckett (scoring/finals)

  Shelley Johnson (scoring/finals)

  Jarad Voss (critique/finals)

  Sam Mulligan (critique)

  Elaine Moebius (solo comp/finals)

  Gavin Parker (best performer)


$15 Friday
$20 Saturday
$30 Both Days


Mt. Zion Midwest Invitational 2022

Event Site
Live Stream



Groups in order of placement

 The Classics
 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Grand Champion 
Best Choreography 
Best Crew 
Best Costumes 

 Troy Buchanan High School
First Runner Up 
Best Vocals 

 Elite Energy
 Decatur Show Choir Complex
Second Runner Up 

 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio
4th Runner Up 

 Center Stage
 Columbus East High School
5th Runner Up 

Mixed Division - Tier I (Prelims)

Mixed Division - Tier II



 Troy Buchanan High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 

 Class Act
 Herscher High School
Second Place 

 Alan B. Shepard High School
Third Place 
Best Choreography 

 IN Session
 Springfield High School
4th Place 

 Take Note
 Kankakee High School
5th Place 

 Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School
6th Place 

Single Clef Division



 Wheaton Warrenville South High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Sound FX
 Mundelein High School
Second Place 

 Scarlet Harmony
 Springfield High School
Third Place 

 Mundelein High School
4th Place 

Middle School Division



 Collective Sound
 Decatur Show Choir Complex
First Place 
Best Choreography 

 Vocal Velocity
 Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio
Second Place 
Best Vocals 

 El Paso-Gridley Junior High School
Third Place 

 St. Michael Parish School
4th Place 

 Troy Middle Schools
5th Place 

Attending Members displaying 6 of 18 members (view all)  




Wilson Wang



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TMiller on Jan 17, 2022, 1:45 AM
Post #47
One last thing…If you have never seen a show choreographed by Dwight Jordan, it’s a Show you sadly missed! If you are new to show choir or just never had the chance to see his shows produced for Mt. Zion, IL, Wheaton Warrenville South, IL, Waubonsie Valley, IL, DeKalb, IL, Onalaska, WI or Clinton, MS among other national powers for 30+ years, you should make plans. (There might be a converging event soon, stay posted on

There are many great choreographers, and I don’t know if there is yet a Hall of Fame for them, but it would be hard to find a more deserving candidate. He’s a ‘lifer’ in the show choir community and runs the Show Choir Camps of America to facilitate the arts. He’s got a profile here…look him up.

Will. on Jan 17, 2022, 8:11 AM
Post #48
I am unaware of any choreographer Hall of Fame, but Dwight Jordan was the recipient of the first-ever FAME Aspire Lifetime Achievement Award, which is as close as it gets to being the first inductee in the HoF!


TMiller on Jan 17, 2022, 12:51 AM
Post #46
We hope everyone had a good time! It was very important to us to offer a live performance in front of a live audience. There’s nothing that compares to the energy of a live audience! Imagine going to a basketball tournament and having all of your competition cheering your high points, but that’s what you get in Show Choir! That’s what we love, and what the Swingsations are all about. This was the 40th edition of the Mt. Zion Midwest Invitational. It’s a school of of 700+ students in a downstate Illinois community with a long history in show choir, and an auditorium that bests most larger schools. (No sitting on bleachers.) If you haven’t been here yet, you should come.

There were a lot of challenges with our plans as we all punch through this pandemic. Lots of pivots as the date approached, but I think it was a ‘return to normalcy’ for us. Thanks to all that attended.
Regarding the lack of ‘live feed’, that’s tough. If you host a successful event, it’s a fund raiser for the host. You have to sell a ton of subscriptions to offset the production overhead expenses. You really have more faith in the gate admissions. With that said, we didn’t prohibit private photography or videography (Facebook Live, etc). If you saw it great; if you didn’t, come see us in 2023!


Female_joechoir on Jan 16, 2022, 2:47 AM
Post #45
Turns out joe choir was right all along! Love you studmuffin, see you at home!

user banned  on Jan 16, 2022, 2:44 AM
Post #44
Kawaii performance from classics tonight! Great sounds and choreography and sounding.

user banned  on Jan 16, 2022, 2:18 AM
Post #43
Esprit classics the best band was killer. Reminds me of Palo Banda du Rio back home. ONLY LOVE number one BRASIL


showchoirnightdrinke on Jan 16, 2022, 1:35 AM (Edited)
Post #42
Hot take


showchoirdaydrinker on Jan 16, 2022, 1:31 AM
Post #41
Finally, if the results were posted any later I would've had to intervene

SWINGS.EP on Jan 16, 2022, 1:26 AM
Post #40
GC: Wheaton Classics (BC)
1RU: Troy (BV)
2RU: Decatur Elite Energy
3RU: Wheaton Esprit
4RU: Peoria
5RU: Columbus East


scdiva on Jan 16, 2022, 12:54 AM
Post #39
Any word on finals outcome for Mt Zion

stevesing85 on Jan 15, 2022, 11:52 PM
Post #38
Single-Gender Division:
3rd Runner-up: Mundelein Lights
2nd Runner-up: Springfield Scarlet Harmony
1st Runner-up: Mundelein Sound FX
Grand Champion, best vocal best choreography: Wheaton Warrenville South Esprit

Prep Division
5th Runner-Up: PBL Ulimited
4th Runner-up: Kankakee Take Note
3rd Runner-up: Springfield IN Session
2nd Runner-up, Best Choreography: Alan B Shepard Nova
1st Runner-up: Herscher Class Act
Grand Champion best vocals: TBHS Soundwave


JacobShowChoir on Jan 14, 2022, 7:58 PM
Post #16
Maybe this is a hot take but I have Express with a sweep. Missouri has been more open so I imagine they've had more in-person rehearsal time.


Ryan_Sharpe on Jan 14, 2022, 11:48 PM (Edited)
Post #17


joechoir on Jan 15, 2022, 12:44 AM
Post #18
I think placing Classics as 4th with no placement after a year off, with potentially a larger budget, and at an in-person comp is an EXTREMELY hot take.

It's not outside the realm of possibility, but I think its a disservice to act like it's a common line of thinking at this comp. People are placing 1st as Express/Classics at about 66% of predictions and I would be willing to bet a sizable portion of people have the opposite as their runner up.


JacobShowChoir on Jan 15, 2022, 12:46 AM
Post #19
Agreed. I have Classics in second.

Clovis H on Jan 15, 2022, 12:49 AM
Post #20
Inclined to agree with Joe here, most would call this a very hot take, that being said, everyone is completely entitled to their own opinions. Very excited to see this competition play out!


JoeChoirFan3 on Jan 15, 2022, 12:27 PM
Post #22
I couldn’t agree more Joe!


piercethegretchen on Jan 15, 2022, 11:48 PM
Post #37
JACOB SHOW CHOIR u will be wrong!!!!!

user banned  on Jan 15, 2022, 11:46 PM
Post #36
I remember my first choir and amazing mt zion. Troy bucnan 1. the JUST … thanks. gracias du BRASILEÑO

stevesing85 on Jan 15, 2022, 11:46 PM
Post #35
Best costume best stage crew: Wheaton Warrenville South Classic

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